French Colonial Counter-Insurgency: General Bugeaud and the Conquest of Algeria, 1840-47

THORAL, Marie-Cecile (2015). French Colonial Counter-Insurgency: General Bugeaud and the Conquest of Algeria, 1840-47. British Journal of Military History, 1 (2), 8-27.

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Abstract

This article explores the practice of counter-insurgency carried out by the French under General Bugeaud during the war of conquest of Algeria. By analysing different dimensions of colonial counter-insurgency in Algeria, it will demonstrate that, far from being an incomplete form of counterinsurgency characterised by irregular warfare tactics and racialised brutality of a 'population-centric approach', French counter-insurgency in Algeria under Bugeaud represented the very beginning of a more modern, complete and inclusive form of counter-insurgency that combined force and conciliation.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Development and Society > Humanities
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Depositing User: Marie-Cecile Thoral
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 14:40
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 23:38
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15073

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